Explaining The HCA Kansas City Behemoth
This clip from Kansas City Public Television does an excellent job introducing the uninitiated to the biggest player in the Healthcare Industrial Complex.
Special Report on HCA
More detail . . .
"A Jackson County judge awards the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $162 million in a judgment against the owner of the largest hospital system in our metro. The foundation sued HCA which purchased all of the former Health Midwest hospitals alleging it had not delivered on promises for charitable care and capital improvements at the facilities, which include Overland Park Regional, Menorah and Research Medical Center's. It was a massive ruling that captured national attention, including a story in the New York Times. KCPT special correspondent Sam Zeff poured through the 140-page court ruling this week."
According, here's the NYT Story: Judge Orders HCA to Pay $162 Million to Foundation
In the meantime, we can hope for change from upcoming Obamacare . . . But holding our breath would be unwise.